top 10 must have tools in a prepper shop/garage

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by KAS, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    what are your top 10 must have tools in the preppors workshop/garage/toolshed

    no guns or ammo /no reloading stuff /no knives /and no cooking or canning
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  2. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    for me it is:
    hammer /maul {different styles and sizes}
    saw {same as above}
    adjustable wrenches
    generator/welding machine
    screwdriver {6in1}
    wrenches {sockets and open end }
  3. William Antrum

    William Antrum GunMetal Monkey

    Welding machine ,set of torches ,shopsmith, not the new, the 47' era made from real metal not the bs new stuff . chainsawwwwwws without the lazer guidence system.
  4. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Fencing tools
    hammers (ballpeen through sledge)
    saws (coping through 2 man felling saw)
    pulling lifting gear (comealong / block and tackle)
    brace and bits
    hatchets, adze, axes
    hand tool kits (mechanic tools)
    and a bubble level or 10
  5. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    nice nice great respoces guys

    Question what is a ADZE?

    If you dont need the lazer quide system u must be an expert at it .{which i pretty much gathered from talking to u ... I have come to the conclusion if the good lord created anything better he would have kept it for himself!!!!} jut my 2 cents worth
  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    • Camping gear load-out which has amongst all sorts of regular gear but includes: axe, hatchet, sledge hammer and lighter hammers (variety).
    • Prep storage bins- pre loaded with most types of hand tools I think I might need... (wrenches, screwdrivers, large complete socket set with allen wrenches, drill bits and so on), pre packed for move out if needed.
    • Digging tools (shovels, pick, post holer, hoe, rake).
    • Truck box storage bins (tow straps, come along, chains, rope, towing hitches with assorted balls, snow chains and various bungy straps)....
    • Portable genie with all pigtails and cordage.
    • Compressor with assorted air wrenches.
    • Cutting tools power or hand- saws of various types including my beloved table saw, sawzall, routers, drill bits ect.
    • Drills- hand, powered and the best, cordless....
    • Invertors and chargers.
    • Vehicle jacks of different types.
    • Clamps of various types and table vise.
    Note to self- improve on fencing a welder/supplies...
  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    yard-_the_Construction_of_Motor_Fishing_Vessels%2C_Rye%2C_Sussex%2C_England%2C_UK%2C_1944_D22783. An adze (/ˈædz/; alternative spelling: adz) is an ancient type of edge tool[1] dating back to the stone age. Adzes are used for smoothing or carvingwood in hand woodworking, similar to an axe but with the head mounted perpendicular to the handle. Two basic forms of an adze are the hand adze, a short handled tool swung with one hand, and a foot adz, a long handled tool capable of powerful swings using both hands - the cutting edge usually striking at foot or shin level. The blade of an adze is set at right angles to the tool's shaft (like a hoe or plane), unlike the blade of an axe which is set in line with the shaft. A very similar (but blunt) tool used for digging in hard ground is called a mattock.
  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I collect antique wood working tools, so i have all the planes, block planes, adjustable radius planes, plow block planes and draw knives I will ever need. I have brace and bits enough to be very boring, and enough brass and wood bubble levels to do it level headed. I have hand saws from coping, to two man timber saws.

    I have drawers full of wrenches, and sockets. ratchets, extensions and speed wrenches, and breaker-bars.

    I have electric saws from cut-off wheels, reciprocating, circular, and table, with router, planer, grinder,belt and pad, and profile sanders, Biscuit -joiner, and drill presses.

    i have cutting torches. and bending tools

    hammers from ball peen to 16lb sledge, and a rail-road-rail anvil, vices, and shaping posts.(I have made Armour)

    several block and tackle, fence stretchers, four come-alongs, and chainfalls. with straps, chains, and ropes.

    felling tools (axes,wedges, high limbs cutters, loppers, brush-hook, machetes, bow saws, three chainsaws, and spud-bars to act as earth anchors, and hand digging tools of all sorts.

    I need a pump (mine was damaged by letting a friend use it.)
    I need a welder (beyond the little buzz-box i have now)
    I need air tools to go with my compressor. (palm nailer would be a good start.
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  9. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    i love ir great jon people
    Im so happy to see this site being used for its purpose
  10. Jay Tx

    Jay Tx Monkey+

    Only two tools needed. Duct Tape and WD40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.

    Seriously though, great lists above. 10 Single Tools (not sets) I would want are.

    12" Channel Lock Adjustable Pliers
    12" Adjustable/Crescent Wrench
    Klein or Channel Lock Lineman Pliers
    Klein 11 in 1 Screwdriver
    20oz Claw Hammer
    2lb shop hammer
    Farm jack
    4-way tire tool

    Expand that list greatly if we are talking about tool sets.
    mechanics tools
    digging tools
    hoisting tools
    lifting tools
    welding and heat/cutting tools
    pneumatic tools and compressor
    beating tools
    cutting tools
    fencing tools
    drill and driver sets (corded and cordless)
  11. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Number 1 Tool, around here is a Chainsaw.... Preferably a Stihl.... with at least a 20" Bar......
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  12. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Illini Warrior

    10 tools? .... only 10 tools .... you get the basics that are in your BOV tool box .... a 25 piece set of screwdrivers don't count as a "tool" .....
  13. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Add to or replace with a Cutter Mattock for...
    • chopping out roots
    • trenching through tough soils
    Invaluable for removing stumps and cutting fox holes.
  14. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Hmm, I forgot
    11. Ladders
  15. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    read the hole post hand
    TOP 10 an a scewdriver set counts as one..
  16. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    great lists, I would add a drawknife/spokeshave to the mix
    as for saws, chainsaw YES!!
    but beyond that, I have a couple of old 2 man saws hanging in the garage for the day I hope never comes.
    I am looking for a nice one man saw with handles to add to the collection

    the 2 saws I bought were covered with a light layer of rust and slightly pitted, so I gave them a once over with a wire brush then soaked them in gear oil and hung em. people ask if I painted them black, and whikle they could use a fine tune, they are still reasonably sharp, one still needs a handle set...I look for a set whenever I can at flea markets and sales
  17. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    oh, and a good solid jack-all
  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    You can still buy a "saw set" for the proper angle on the teeth and improve the cut. I would use fine steelwool and motor oil to remove the rust.
    edit: Sharpening and Setting Sawblades
    The Saw Set Collector's Resource - Plier Saw Set #1
    How to Sharpen a Two-Man Crosscut Saw | eHow
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  19. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    I have both saw types and a set of fine and medium hand saws. The hand saws were purchased as I first started to prep, back in the 70s. They are by Disston Saws and being from the 70s they are a high % of chromium. They have never rusted and are bright to this day. And yes a draw knife is used around here as well as an Adze.
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  20. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    diston saws i used to live 5 blocks from the in philly
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